We will be meeting on December 20th to discuss A Man Called Ove. There are still a few copies of the book available at the library and this is a quick read so you have plenty of time to finish this book. Please note the change in time to 10:30 am. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Thank you to those who purchased raffle tickets for our Christmas drawing. The lovely gifts were won by Anna Taylor who actually lives in Virginia. Hey, you never know where your friends are! Congratulations to Anna!
Remember that the library has very reasonable dvd’s for rent. You might be looking for one for the holiday season. I searched and found many in the catalog.
Also, remember the Collection of Smart Start toys and games that are available to be borrowed. These are very educational items and fun for children and families.
The special luncheon for the library staff will be Tuesday, December 19th. You are invited to contribute to this by dropping off a small plate of cookies, plate of cheese and crackers, sandwiches, candy, etc. This holiday luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, has become a tradition and is a way we can thank our library staff. Thank you in advance for your contribution.
Merry Christmas to you and your family! May you have a safe and happy holiday!
submitted by Luann Rottmann
Let’s Talk About It is a library discussion series that brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books illuminate a particular theme. The Havelock-Craven County Public Library and Lifetime Learning Center are partners in presenting this nine-week series. The Thursday night programs include an opportunity to read five books and interact with five visiting scholars to learn more about the authors and to discuss the themes of each book.
The five meeting dates for this year’s programs are all on Thursdays: February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22 and April 12. All sessions take place at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m.
The program is FREE and books are provided on loan. Please call the library at (252) 447-7509 to register for the program. The schedule for our speakers and the order in which we will read the books will be confirmed in January.
This year’s topic…
Law and Literature: The Eva R. Rubin Series
Blaise Pascal once wrote that “Justice is what is established.” In this series, writers who demonstrate the powerful interaction of law and human affairs invite readers to ponder the difference between what is established and what is just. This series is named for Eva Rubin, a leading scholar on public policy and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Billy Budd, Sailor, Herman Melville
The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain
A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines
Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
The Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter
Books & Bunco
Friends of the Havelock Library recently raised over $500 as a fundraiser in support of the Havelock Craven-County Public Library. Friends of the Library is a special group of volunteers who support our local library by promoting its resources, advocating for its needs, and sponsoring fundraisers and cultural/educational programs such as The Head Start program, “Meet the Author” events, lectures and exhibits.
Friends of the Library Christmas Raffle….A Crabpot Christmas Tree, Wreath, homemade ornament and Night Before Christmas book….tickets are 1 for $1, 3 for $2 or 10 for $5. The drawing will take place Nov. 30th.
This was sent to me by Luann Rottmann:
You may be struggling through the current book, My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You ….., as I am. On the other hand, you may love it! At any rate our group will gather on Wed. Nov.29th at 10 am to discuss the book. We do have A Man Called Ove on reserve and I am hoping the collection can be sent down for sign out even though we are not meeting in December. We have waited for this title and I hope you will enjoy it in December.
Our January book will be History of Love by Nicole Krauss if it is available. Below is a little bit about the book from the Amazon website:
ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE.
A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother’s loneliness.
Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book…Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of “extraordinary depth and beauty” (Newsday).
This book sounds wonderful to me and I am looking forward to reading it. We are always looking for new members so please stop by the library and pick up a book.
Trick or Treating in Havelock is from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Have fun and be safe!
On Wednesday, October 25th, we welcomed a couple of new readers—Amy Gantt and Bo Kot! We missed those who were not with us for the discussion of The Bishop’s Wife. The topics for the discussion were interesting and ranged from incest to the role of women today and also included the LDS church ( Mormons), loss of a child, etc. Thank you, Bill, for leading the discussion.
We are not able to get A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman for our next title so we are reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by the same author. There may be a couple of books left at the library for sign out. We will meet Nov. 29th at 10 am. The discussion will be led by Claire. If you have read A Man Called Ove this could be part of the discussion. A Man Called Ove will be remade in the U.S. and Tom Hanks will be Ove. This book is very popular right now. There may be individual titles available via inter library loan.
Here are some suggestions for books from our members:
A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman ( author of Zookeeper’s Wife)—suggested by Bill
Origin by Dan Brown—suggested by Claire
The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood—suggested by Luann
Also recommended by Bill was a new movie Same Kind of Different as Me based on the true book by Ron Hall and others entitled Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern Day Slave,an Interenational Art Dealer and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together.
We always have wonderful discussions with our group and welcome anyone to join. We are very informal. Hope to see you on Wednesday, November 29th at 10:00 am at the library.
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